Sand Dunes - Llobregat Delta Nature Reserve


Llobregat Delta Dunes


The Llobregat Delta dunes provide an excellent example of zonation and succession. The distribution and abundance of plants is measured by means of line transects, using frame quadrats. The patterns of plant distribution can be related to a range of abiotic variables, microclimatic and edaphic. Wind speed, temperature and infiltration are measured on site, soil ph, moisture and organic matter are analysed in the classroom. The abrupt changes in vegetation density and variety across the dunes provide a challenging problem for students to solve.


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